News archive from 8 June 2017, page 3

YP Letters: Is a tick-box culture to blame for 999 delays?

From: Gerald Hodgson, Spennithorne, Leyburn. YOUR article “Mother 
waited in vain for ambulance” (The Yorkshire Post, June 3) prompts me to raise two 
issues. The first is that ambulances are often kept waiting for hours at hospitals before they are...

 

Taliban territory: Life in Afghanistan under the militants

Sixteen years after they were ousted in the US-led invasion, the Taliban have fought their way back to control swathes of Afghanistan. The country remains mired in conflict, and recent months have seen a series of bloody attacks. In the south, key...

BBC, 00:32 in World News
 
UK house prices show weakest growth in nine months - RICS

UK house prices show weakest growth in nine months - RICS

British house prices rose at their slowest rate since August 2016 last month and fewer houses were put up for sale, as jitters about Thursday's election added to a lull in the housing market, a survey showed. The Royal Institution of Chartered...

Reuters, 00:35 in Business
 

Colin Mellors: Moment of truth arrives for polls in battleground seats

IT is not just the political leaders who will be nervous about today’s election – so, too, will be the pollsters. They largely got it wrong in 2015, predicting that Labour would win most seats, if not outright victory. They fared only slightly better...

 

James Reed: Risk-averse campaign has failed to tackle the issues

CASTLEFORD TIGERS are currently four points clear at the top of Super League. They have reached the top spot by playing an expansive brand of rugby league based on fast running, slick passing and a willingness to take risks in situations where other...

 

Jayne Dowle: Your vote is vital in these troubled times

THE simple act of putting your cross in a box today might seem an inadequate response to the despicable acts of terror in Manchester and London. Yet this democratic right, available to more or less every person over the age of 18, is just the kind of...

 

YP Comment: Every vote will defy terrorists. The true price of democracy

THE collective response to the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, both of which have cast such a long shadow over this election, has shown Britain at its best. In many respects, this country’s resolve, and its values, have been strengthened...

 

YP Letters: Don’t risk Labour saddling Britain with debt once again

From: Mary Wilcock, Scotland Lane, Horsforth. JEREMY Corbyn’s promised land sounds wonderful but has everyone forgotten the last time Labour were in power? I seem to remember when they arrived we had money but when they left we had a huge debt which...

 
Will Kenya get value for money from its new railway?

Will Kenya get value for money from its new railway?

The first major new railway line in Kenya for more than a century, running between the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa, faces an immediate challenge of justifying its relatively high cost. At $5.6m per kilometre for the track alone,...

BBC, 00:41 in World News
 

Marcus Rashford can tear Scotland's defence apart, claims Manchester United team-mate Chris Smalling

Chris Smalling has backed Marcus Rashford to shatter Scotland's defence and prove himself as one of the best in the world. The Manchester United centre-back has watched Rashford's exceptional emergence at close quarters and feels the 19-year-old has...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 

Veteran England fans must curb new breed of hooligans, say British police

Senior British police officers insist that older England fans must enforce good behaviour from a new young breed of hooligans to prevent violent scenes at next summer's Russia World Cup. The FA have revealed a zero-tolerance approach to a generation...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 

‘Cut commuter times and develop an industrial strategy for Sheffield’ - CBI boss Drechsler

Cutting transport times between the cities such as Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester would spark a “quiet revolution” for the north of England’s prospects, one of the country’s leader business leaders has claimed. Mr Drechsler will also call for a...

 

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher expresses anger at Virgil van Dijk transfer saga: 'The only person who...

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has expressed his anger and frustration at his former club's meltdown regarding the pursuit of Southampton's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk.  The Reds were hotly tipped to land Van Dijk, one of the Premier League's...

Daily Mail, 00:49 in Sport
 

Election 2017: How to follow on results night

Here's a full guide to UK general election night on the BBC - including the key results to watch out for as the night unfolds. Television BBC One: The BBC's election night programme gets under way at 9.55pm on Thursday, 8 June. David Dimbleby is in...

BBC, 01:04 in Regional
 


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